PDO Lemnos wines are produced in the homonymous zone (est.1982) of this northern Aegean island where the white grape variety Muscat of Alexandria is widely cultivated. Although legislation has determined that the entire island is open to winegrowing, in practice, Muscat of Alexandria vineyards are found mostly in its central and southern parts, in the areas of Atsiki, Moudros and Nea Koutali, where they are sheltered from northerly winds.
Lemnos is a midsized, hilly Greek island without any significant elevations. Due to the favorable climatic conditions there, a large percentage of the island’s vineyards are cultivated with organic methods.
From 2011 PDO Lemnos includes dry red wines from Limnio, locally known as Kalampaki and sweet sun-dried and sweet fortified red wines from Limnio and Muscat of Alexandria. It is obligatory that sweet wines age for at least 24 months in oak barrels before they are released.
- Muscat of Alexandria 100% for whites
- Limnio (Kalampaki) for dry reds
- Limnio 90%, Muscat of Alexandria 10% for red sweet wines
- Dry white
- Medium-dry white
- Medium-sweet white
- Dry red
- Sweet red fortified
- Sweet red from sun-dried grapes